[AMRadio] Thank You and Toroidal transformers

D. Chester k4kyv at charter.net
Sat Dec 30 11:56:14 EST 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brett gazdzinski" <brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com>

> The peak voltages are an issue, but more of
> a problem is the duty cycle.
> Running 300 watts carrier with 1200 watts pep
> has a much higher duty cycle then 2000 watts pep
> in ssb service.
> I think even 100 watts of AM has more of a duty cycle
> then 2000 watts pep ssb.

That's exactly why p.e.p. is a bogus measurement for output power.  It is 
useful for determining arc-over, voltage breakdown and flat-topping points, 
but of limited relevance to the loudness or strength of a signal.

Don k4kyv

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